The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology

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The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little textbook from 1852 presents an introduction to the workings of the human body. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of the subject as well as interesting look into the period. Please note that some of the information may have changed considerably since this time. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. - Summary by A. Gramour (4 hr 7 min)


Introduction 5:12 Read by Larry Wilson
Lesson I. -General Notes on Natural History 21:02 Read by Dale Latham
Lesson II. -The Nutrition of Organs 14:48 Read by MacKenzie Nikol Greenwood
Lesson III. The Circulation of Blood 20:38 Read by J. M. Smallheer
Lesson IV. -Respiration 18:49 Read by realisticspeakers
Lesson V. -Digestion 20:38 Read by Kathleen Moore
Lesson VI. -Stomach Digestion and Chymification 14:14 Read by Kathleen Moore
Lesson VII. -The Nervous System 14:56 Read by Jeffery
Lesson VIII. -The Senses 17:15 Read by Availle
Lesson IX. -Sight 19:39 Read by Availle
Lesson X. -Bones, Muscles, and Locomotion 30:00 Read by Ellen Murphy
Glossary A-C 14:32 Read by Larry Wilson
Glossary D-M 16:05 Read by Larry Wilson
Glossary N-Z 19:16 Read by Larry Wilson